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Weather

TermDefinition
Atmosphere A MIXTURE OG GASES THAT SURROUNDS A PLANET OR MOON
Air pressure THE MEASURE OF THE FORCE WITH WHICH AIR MOLECULES PUSH ON A SURFACE
Wind THE MOVEMENT OF AIR CAUSED BY DIFFERENCES IN AIR PRESSURE
Global winds The combination of convection cells found at every 30 of latitude and the coriolis effect produces patterns of air circulation
Land breeze During the day the land breeze is warm and creates a low pressure but in the night the breeze is cooler and moves towards the ocean
Sea breeze During the day the air is cooler and forms a high pressure at night the air is warmer and has a low pressure
Coriolis effect The apparent curving of the path of a moving object from an otherwise straight path due to earth’s rotation
Air mass A large body of air where temperature and moisture content are constant throughout
Continental Forms over land
Maritime Forms over water
Tropical Develops over tropics
Polar Forms over the polar regions
Warm front When warm air moves over cold
Cold front When cold air moves over warm air
Occluded front When warm air mass is caught between two colder air masses
Stationary front When a cold air mass meets a warm air mass
Hurricane A severe storm that develops over tropical oceans and whose strong winds of more then 120 km/h spiral in toward the intensely low pressure storm center
Thunderstorm A usually brief, heavy storm that consists of rain, strong winds, lightning, and thunder
Tornado A destructive rotating column of air that has very high wind speeds p, is visible as a funnel-shaped cloud and touches the ground
Created by: Cobin.yoho